Post Up: Pelicans Sweep Blazers, Sixers Go Up 3-1

Pelicans 131, Trail Blazers 123 (Pelicans win series 4-0) The Pelicans became the first team to advance to the conference semifinals by completing a four-game sweep over the 3 seed Trail Blazers. As the 6 seed in the West, the Pelicans became the lowest seed to ever sweep a first-round series. Anthony Davis and Jrue […]

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Ben Simmons Records Triple-Double To Lead Sixers

With 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists on Saturday, Ben Simmons became the fifth rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double in the playoffs. His effort led the Sixers to a 106-102 win over the Heat in a crucial Game 4. Philadelphia now leads the series 3-1 and can wrap things up at […]

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Justise Winslow Fined $15K For Stepping On Joel Embiid’s Facemask

Heat forward Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 for intentionally stepping on Joel Embiid‘s facemask during Game 3 on Thursday, the NBA announced: Here’s video of the incident: After the game, Embiid told reporters: “It’s going to take much more than that to get me out of this series. I’m going to be a nightmare […]

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Report: Bucks ‘Frustrated With Jabari Parker’s Immaturity’

“I have feelings. I’ve been waiting two years.”

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Report: Bucks ‘Frustrated With Jabari Parker’s Immaturity’

“I have feelings. I’ve been waiting two years.”

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Report: ‘Forceful Blow’ To Embiid’s Orbital Bone Could Permanently Damage Sight

Sixers All-Star Joel Embiid, who is listed as doubtful for Game 3 against Miami on Thursday, is itching to get back on the floor. After Philly lost Game 2 at home, he expressed his frustration that doctors won’t clear him to play, posting on Instagram that he is “f**king sick and tired of being babied.” But according to a […]

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Post Up: Sixers And Raptors Both Earn Huge Wins

76ers 132 (49-30), Cavaliers 130 (49-31) With postseason implications abound, the 76ers held off the Cavs in a thriller. With the win, Philly overtakes Cleveland for the 3 seed in the East, leading the Cavs for that spot by half a game with three to play. The story in this game was the two stars, […]

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Ben Simmons And LeBron James Post Triple-Doubles In A Philly Thriller

Ben Simmons almost had a triple-double in the first half as the 76ers got off to a fast start and hung on to beat the Cavaliers, 132-130, in a thriller at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers scored 78 in the first half and led the Cavs by 23 at the break behind 13 points, 11 […]

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Brad Stevens: Gordon Hayward ‘Long, Long Way Away’

Managing expectations.

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Post Up: John Wall Returns As Wizards Clinch Playoff Berth

Wizards 107 (42-34), Hornets 93 (34-43) John Wall returned for his first game in two months and made an impact right away with 15 points and 14 assists to lead the Wizards to a win and, officially, a spot in the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. Otto Porter Jr. had 26 points […]

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